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  • Client side devevelopment in ASP.NET

    We ASP.NET developers know how much of a pain it is writing javascript in any app we have today because of naming container madness! You've probably done something like this:

    function DoSomeThingCool() {
        var textBox = document.getElementById('ct100_contentplaceholder1_TextBox1');
    }

    or something not so hardcoded

    function DoSomeThingCool() {
        var textBox = document.getElementById('<%= TextBox1.ClientID %>');
    }

    Matthew Osborn, QA on the ASP.NET team has a great post on a new ASP.NET 4.0 feature that gives developers more control over how ClientIDs are generated.

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  • Follow me on twitter!

    I've finally got sucked into twitter after avoiding it for many months. Check me out:

    http://twitter.com/davidfowl/

    Since my name is so common it really annoys me when I sign up for any new service because I have to get accept some partially mangled version of my name (i.e. davidfowl).

    Anyways, stay tuned!

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